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New Legislations Adds Jobs at School Libraries and Gov’t Ministries

New Legislations Adds Jobs at School Libraries and Gov’t Ministries

SEOUL, Aug. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting this month, all schools must have at least one librarian on staff, according to a newly proposed bill revision that was resolved during a cabinet meeting presided by President Moon Jae-in on August 14 at the Blue House. The National Assembly revised an existing law in February to [...]

S. Korea to Beef Up Punitive Damages Against Carmakers

S. Korea to Beef Up Punitive Damages Against Carmakers

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s government and ruling party lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would strengthen punitive damages against carmakers amid lingering public safety concern about BMW cars, officials said Monday. Youn Kwan-suk, a lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party and a member of the parliamentary committee on Land, Infrastructure [...]

Sejong Launches High-Tech Bicycle Sharing Initiative

Sejong Launches High-Tech Bicycle Sharing Initiative

SEJONG, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Sejong has kicked off the first bicycle sharing service in the nation featuring IoT technology. According to the municipal government of Sejong, the smartphone application “New Eoulling,” an upgraded version of the existing bike sharing service, allows users to access shared bicycles by tracking them via [...]

Ulsan’s Seosaeng-myeon an Optimal Spot for Floating Wind Turbines

Ulsan’s Seosaeng-myeon an Optimal Spot for Floating Wind Turbines

ULSAN, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The city government of Ulsan has chosen the shores off Seosaeng-myeon as the optimal location to install floating wind turbines for a trial run for the first time in South Korea. The city has decided to test an offshore wind farm next year as part of a new innovative [...]

Orders of Shade Structures Surge but Supply Falls Behind Demand

Orders of Shade Structures Surge but Supply Falls Behind Demand

BUSAN, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — With the heat wave still going strong, municipalities have been installing large public shade structures near pedestrian crossings, but with the supply of large shades lacking, many local governments are still waiting for their orders to be fulfilled. According to the city government of Busan, the installation of public [...]